2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 11 - Alimony
§ 11-109. Payment to designee

MD Fam L Code § 11-109 (2016) What's This?

(a) "Designee" defined. -- In this section "designee" means:

(1) a support enforcement agency that is authorized by law to receive alimony payments for the recipient; or

(2) a person who is designated by the court as trustee or guardian to receive alimony payments for the recipient.

(b) Authority of court. -- The court may order that alimony payments be made to a designee.

(c) Duties of designee. -- A designee shall:

(1) send the payments to the recipient; and

(2) keep a record of:

(i) the amount of each payment;

(ii) the date that each payment must be made; and

(iii) the name and address of each party.

(d) Duties of parties. -- Each party shall inform the designee of:

(1) any change of address; or

(2) any other fact that might affect the administration of the order.

(e) Failure to make payments. -- If the party who is required to pay alimony fails to make a payment, the designee or the recipient may bring an enforcement proceeding.

(f) Representation by State's Attorney. -- The State's Attorney may represent the designee in any enforcement proceeding that is brought under this section.

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